Convict Hill Oatmeal Stout - Independence Brewing Co.
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Reviews by tpd975:
3.98/5 rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A: Pours dark black with a tan head nice retention with a few spots of lace.
S: Aromas of deep roasted malt, slightly burnt, dark chocolate, and burnt coffee.
T: I like it. Roasted to the max. Wonderful deep roasted malt, espresso and bitter dark chocolate. Mild notes of dark fruit with tinges of caramel and toffee. That being said the sweet flavors just peek through. The roast dominates.
M: Medium in body, char, roast bitter from middle through finish. Velvet like mouthfeel
D: Good, solid brew
Serving type: bottle
11-15-2010 00:57:57 | More by tpd975
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3.58/5 rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Very dark brown color with a yellow rim. No head whatsoever despite being poured straight down the center of the glass. Wisps of dark tan bubbles.
Dark roast coffee, rich bitter dark chocolate, vanilla, toast and some light charcoal notes. There is a soft metallic note in the back of the nose of this beer. Overall, a mild nose for such a dark beer.
The alcohol in this beer creates a low heat that actually pushes the flavor through the palate - dark chocolate and a burnt malt flavor. Bitterness like cold coffee and a mild menthol feel from the alcohol.
The mouthfeel is a little on the thin side for such a big beer. Maybe a little over attenuated. The bitter lingers long after everything else. A little more carbonation would have helped lift things as well.
While certainly not a bad beer, just seemed to miss a little for me on several levels. A little more texture and a little richer and less astringent malt bill would push this beer up considerably. Overall, the alcohol is well integrated for such a big beer.
Serving type: bottle
01-30-2014 06:26:10 | More by Libationguy
Convict Hill Oatmeal Stout from Independence Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 284 ratings.